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McEnroe 11 9.91%
Lendl 33 29.73%
Wilander 3 2.70%
Edberg 14 12.61%
Becker 0 0%
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:27 PM   #1
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Default Who was World #1 on the day you were born?

A bit of fun some people have is figuring out which pop song was #1 on the charts on their birthday, but how about this? Who was the top ranked player the day you were born?

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Rankings...0.1989&r=1&c=#

My top 10--rankings released two days before I was born, 30 October 1989:

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1 Lendl, Ivan (USA)
2 Becker, Boris (GER)
3 Edberg, Stefan (SWE)
4 McEnroe, John (USA)
5 Chang, Michael (USA)
6 Agassi, Andre (USA)
7 Gilbert, Brad (USA)
8 Krickstein, Aaron (USA)
9 Mancini, Alberto (ARG)
10 Berger, Jay (USA)

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Rankings/Singles

On the top left, you'll see the date. Click and scroll through to any date in the ATP rankings history.

My WTA top 10...

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1. GRAF, STEFFI GERMANY
2 NAVRATILOVA, MARTINA UNITED STATES
3 SABATINI, GABRIELA ARGENTINA
4 SANCHEZ-VICARIO, ARANTXA SPAIN
5 GARRISON, ZINA UNITED STATES
6 EVERT, CHRIS UNITED STATES
7 SELES, MONICA UNITED STATES
8 SUKOVA, HELENA CZECH REPUBLIC
9 MALEEVA-FRAGNIERE, MANUELA SWITZERLAND
10 NOVOTNA, JANA CZECH REPUBLIC
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I could only do up to 12 options, so I went with the 11 longer-reigning players up through Agassi. "Other" for some of the shorter-reigning guys (Kafelnikov, Rafter, Muster, etc) and the few young ones here born during Safin, Kuerten or Hewitt.

Also, for some reason the ATP site's rankings for some of the 70s are messed up. If you can't see your #1 for your date, you can also check the Wikipedia list, which will tell you each #1 in order, so you can figure it out from there.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ranked_players
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:43 PM   #2
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